Veterans for Peace Santa Barbara

increasing public awareness of the costs of war

Arlington West Set-up Date Change

Starting in April Arlington West will change to the summer schedule, where it will be set-up twice a month, on the first and third Sunday. However, because of Memorial Day in May, it will be set-up on the first (5th) and fourth (26th) Sunday. Hope to see you there!

Memorial Day 2012 Poem by Sojourner Kincaid Rolle

Memories Deferred. by Sojourner Kincaid Rolle On this week-end of memory, we can scarce recall the fallen as our own terrible lives stand burdened with the present’s musk. Past suffering and daily atrocities secondary to our pursuit of pleasure and the pain endured in quest of momentary delight. While faded regalia and folded comemmoratives languish in over-stuffed closets slammed shut. Given little time to reminisce, our minds contains knock from.. Read More

Arlington West: The Film by Sally Mar and Peter Dudar

Arlington West: The Film is a 2006 documentary about the Iraq War by Peter Dudar and Sally Marr. The title refers to Arlington West, the “temporary cemeteries” in Santa Barbara and Santa Monica, California which serve as memorials to those who have been killed in Iraq. The film features 105 interviews, mostly with young soldiers who have served in Iraq, talking about their experiences there. It also features members of.. Read More

Media coverage of eighth anniversary of Arlington West

A Vivid Reminder of the “True Cost of War” SANTA BARBARA — A vivid reminder of the true cost of war was displayed on a Central Coast beach. As Veterans Day weekend is coming to a close, a passionate Santa Barbara group is reminding people that America is still at war. On Sunday, Veterans for Peace resurrected its Arlington West display and also read the names of the fallen. They.. Read More

Arlington West Commemorative Installation, November 13, 2011

Arlington West will hold a commemorative installation in honor of its eighth year of existence here in Santa Barbara at Stearn’s Wharf on Sunday, November 13, 2011. A reading of names of soldiers and civilians killed in the long wars will be held from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm. Congresswoman Lois Capps and former mayor Marty Blum will be featured speakers. The public is invited to help read the names.. Read More

Arlington West Set-up

Veterans For Peace Santa Barbara will be setting up the Arlington West memorial the first Sunday of each month (this may change due to weather or holidays). Please join us for set-up at 7:30 a.m. at Stearns Wharf. We will also need your help taking down the memorial, beginning at 3:30 p.m.

Iraqi Death Estimator

The number is shocking and sobering. It is at least 10 times greater than most estimates cited in the US media, yet it is based on a scientific study of violent Iraqi deaths caused by the U.S.-led invasion of March 2003.

CHOICE WORDS in News Press, April 6, 2011

Ron Dexter

“There is no end in sight until we believe that all men, women and children everywhere are created equal and have a right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness in ways of their own choosing” Quote by Ron Dexter Who are the extremists? Those who murder Christians angry over the burning of a holy book or the Christian minister who provokes the murder of other innocent Christians by.. Read More